Contractors building a £16.5m leisure centre in Dumfries hope to hand the keys to the council before Christmas.
The leisure centre complex is nearing completion
The DG One complex was supposed to open in September but delays have forced the opening date into January.
A report to councillors confirms that a revised programme of works should see Dumfries and Galloway Council take control of the site on 21 December.
A projected opening date to the public has yet to be confirmed for the flagship project.